Justice Kennedy May Retire Soon
Senator Dean Heller from Nevada suggested in a speech he made last week that Justice Anthony Kennedy may be retiring this summer.
“Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller said in the speech. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”
If that does indeed happen, President Trump will get to pick a new Supreme Court justice and you can bet he’s going to be met with quite a bit of resistance.
Liberal Twitter is already reacting.
Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan. Many times he has been a swing vote for the court, so while filling his seat wouldn’t entirely change the balance, it definitely could have an impact depending on who President Trump would pick to replace him.
Of course this is all speculation at this point but it’s likely that Trump will get to replace someone at some point in the next few years. Clarence Thomas is 69, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84, and Stephen Breyer is 78.